Americans Should Expect Higher Service Sector Prices post-VirusCasedemic

Americans Should Expect Higher Service Sector Prices post-VirusCasedemic

#economy #prices #service #VirusCasedemic $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX America’s economy is not going back to normal post-VirusCasedemic, as economists predict higher prices and fewer options when it comes to dining out or going to see a film at the cinema. The entertainment and service industries were among some of the hardest hit sectors by […]

Fed Policy Remains Firmly in Economic Rescue Mode, Bulls Continue to Run

Fed Policy Remains Firmly in Economic Rescue Mode, Bulls Continue to Run

#inflation #Fed $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Inflation numbers this yr may cause headaches for families concerned about food, gas bills and a return to 1970’s-style price spikes“–Paul Ebeling Headline inflation fell from May to June last yr, then spiked in the following months as the recovery began. That will mean higher inflation numbers this […]

Printing Money Augurs Inflation, Inflation Leads to Higher Interest Rates…

Printing Money Augurs Inflation, Inflation Leads to Higher Interest Rates…

#inflation #money #inflation #stagflation #Fed $XAU $GLD “The massive printing of money is going to lead to an economic crisis that Washington insiders are ignoring”-– Steven Forbes There is real danger is printing money, as it leads to inflation and that means higher interest rates, and strains on the economy. Mr. Biden wants not just […]

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus’ and the Global Financial Markets

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus’ and the Global Financial Markets

#aid/relief/stimulus #Biden #financial #markets $CU $CAT $DE $OIL Investors have been ‘jolted‘ into overhauling their portfolios in anticipation of the promised Biden aid/relief/stimulus $1.9-T plan. Prices of commodities used in infrastructure projects, like copper, and shares in machinery manufacturers such as John Deere (NYSE:DE) and Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) have advanced. Global crude oil (OIL) prices tapped $55bbl […]

Ski Towns and Resorts are Seeing an Influx of Year-Round Residents

Ski Towns and Resorts are Seeing an Influx of Year-Round Residents

#Ski #towns #resorts #COVID $AMZN $MSFT $TWTR $FB When The China Act of War Virus shuttered parts of the US last March, many companies discovered workers did not need to be in 1 place, the office. And many professional people discovered if you can work anywhere, then you can live anywhere. Some left urban areas for […]

US Stocks Face “Recipe for Disaster” Under Biden…”This is Not the Time to Change America’s Leader”

US Stocks Face “Recipe for Disaster” Under Biden…”This is Not the Time to Change America’s Leader”

#stocks #disaster #Biden $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Good News: Investors rotated out of growth stocks and into value/cyclical/small-cap stocks marking all time highs. The Bad News Standing against the cause of Joe Biden in stock markets is a whole lot of trouble: the coronavirus, its attendant hardships, and high corporate valuations. Add to […]

President Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan…

President Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan…

#PresidentTrump #AmericaFirst #Healthcare “American seniors are often the 1s accessing our healthcare system the most, and the common-sense reforms outlined in President Trump’s healthcare plan will make it easier for them to get the care they need.”– Paul Ebeling From a $200 card soon to be in the mail to keeping his promise not to […]

Gold Prices Finished at 2-Week Highs

Gold Prices Finished at 2-Week Highs

#gold #silver #dollar #stimulus $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD $ICE “Like stocks, the gold market believes the Fed’s easy money plus big deficit spending by government will beat COVID-19’s deeply deflationary impact“– Paul Ebeling Gold futures rose Monday on a softer USD and fresh talk of a aid/relief/stimulus deal supporting prices for the precious Yellow […]

Healthcare USA is the World’s Most Expensive

Healthcare USA is the World’s Most Expensive

#US #healthcare #expensive #JAMA  The Big Q: Why do Americans get less bang for their Bucks The Big A: The pressure on the huge US healthcare system has never been greater. There is an urgent need to expand testing and treatment for C-19 to all residents who need it, regardless of health insurance status. Plus: […]

The Cheaper ‘Buck’ Driving Gold Price North

The Cheaper ‘Buck’ Driving Gold Price North

#gold #silver #dollars #currencies #risk #Fed #interestrates #USChina $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Spot gold topped 1,900oz for the 1st time since September 2011 and edged closer to an all-time high with flaring geopolitical tensions and concern over global growth driving demand for save-haven assets. Gold marked a 7th wkly gainer, the longest run since […]

US Existing Home Sales Up by Record 20.7% After Slumping for 3 Months

US Existing Home Sales Up by Record 20.7% After Slumping for 3 Months

#home #sales #prices #inventory #FHFA #NAR #work #C19coronavirus Existing home sales rose by 20.7% M-M in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.72-M That is the largest monthly increase on record, although the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales is still 18% lower than where it stood in February. The Key […]

The Bulls are in Charge on Wall Street: 3 Key Indicators

The Bulls are in Charge on Wall Street: 3 Key Indicators

$XAU $SPY $VIX $VXX The last few months have been super for the US stock market and for gold Few thought in March that the S&P 500 would be back above 3,000, the DJIA would be back above 25,000 and the NAS would mark new all-time highs in late June. As we roll into the Summer Doldrums there are signs of […]

Gold Bugs Should Prepare for ‘All Evils’

Gold Bugs Should Prepare for ‘All Evils’

$XAU $GLD $USD The Latin phrase Premeditatio Malorum tells us to prepare for all evils, and that means to prepare investment portfolios for all risks. It may take more time than most expect for the world economy to recover from the psychological and financial impacts of The China Virus chaos. But what that chaos proved was that […]

JPMorgan Raises Auto Sector Price Targets on ‘V-shaped’ Recovery

JPMorgan Raises Auto Sector Price Targets on ‘V-shaped’ Recovery

$RACE $F $GM $TSLA $JPM The US auto market is back on track as fast as it fell, making the V-shaped recovery real. New vehicle sales and used vehicle prices are recovering in May and June almost as fast as they declined in March and April, according to JPMorgan. “We didn’t call it, nor did […]

This V-Shaped Recovery is Real

This V-Shaped Recovery is Real

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX As global share markets reversed off of their March lows many people have been struck by what they believe is a contradiction between the economic data and the market’s response. Doomsday stories of great depression unemployment, bankruptcies, collapsing earnings, are out of phase with the fact that stocks are at […]

Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) Profits Spike on Gold’s Price

Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) Profits Spike on Gold’s Price

$NEM Newmont Corp (NYSE:NEM) the world’s largest gold miner, posted a more than a 9X jump in Quarterly profit Tuesday buoyed by higher output mainly from its new Goldcorp assets and a surge in gold prices on a rise in safe-haven asset demand due to the C-19 coronavirus chaos. Net income attributable to shareholders rose […]

Gold is Selling at a Premium to Retail Investors

Gold is Selling at a Premium to Retail Investors

$XAU $GLD Retail buyers for gold coins and bars are now paying a healthy premium per oz for the precious Yellow metal. Retail consumers who want to buy gold coins usually have to pay more than the per-ounce prices quoted on financial markets in London and New York. That premium has jumped to $135 oz, […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Crude Oil Prices are Going Higher! Here are 2 Stock to Follow in the Energy Sector

$MRO $NBL The energy sector has taken a beating in here, but as it turns out some of the independent Oil & Gas exploration and production companies have hedged their production at higher prices, and some are hedged out through Y 2021. Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE:MRO) announced its updated Y 2020 capital spending budget and […]

Crude Oil Volatility Signals Major ‘Rebalancing’

Crude Oil Volatility Signals Major ‘Rebalancing’

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $OIL $VXX The lack of demand in the world Crude Oil market has set it up to be forced into a necessary rebalancing over the coming weeks as rapidly filling storage leads to significant production cuts and higher prices. See price volatility continuing high in the weeks ahead, as retail […]

ETFs are Making ‘Record Purchases’ of the Precious Yellow Metal

ETFs are Making ‘Record Purchases’ of the Precious Yellow Metal

$GLD, $XAU $GOLD $NEM Thursday, Gold prices spiked after the Trump Fed announced a $2.3-B ‘Big Bang’ lending program to cushion Main Street from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Gold futures for April delivery climbed 4.25% to over 1,736.20 oz to close at their highest mark since December 2012. In the last 6 wks there have huge […]

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

President Trump on Thursday signed an $8.3-B emergency funding package to fight COVID-19 A number of outcomes is possible, decision makers should not assume the worst. Fewer than 3 months have since China reported a new virus to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus is known as SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19 disease, spread quickly in […]

Gold Breaks Above 1,700 on Safe-haven Demand

Gold Breaks Above 1,700 on Safe-haven Demand

$GLD $XAU $USO $OIL $SPY $USD Gold broke above 1,700 oz on a into safe- havens intensified, with the upswing driven by turmoil in the Crude Oil market, the spread of the coronavirus, sinking equities, and expectations of easier monetary policy. The precious Yellow metal hit its highest mark since Y 2012 as Brent collapsed, […]

Crude Oil Prices Have Collapsed, More Southside Ahead

Crude Oil Prices Have Collapsed, More Southside Ahead

$OIL $USO $GLD $SPY $XAU $JPY Crude Oil markets tumbled more than 30% after the disintegration of the OPEC+ alliance triggered an all-out price-war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Brent Crude Oil futures suffered the 2nd-largest drop on record in the opening secs of trading in Asia, behind only the dive during the Gulf War […]

Rx Drug Prices Up 3X Faster Than Inflation

Rx Drug Prices Up 3X Faster Than Inflation

Over the course of the past 10 yrs, the net cost of Rx drugs in the United States rose more than 3X faster than the rate of inflation, a new study finds. The increase affects all Americans. The net cost of a drug refers to the sticker price minus manufacturer discounts. Researchers in the University […]

DJIA Dove 1,000 Pts as Investors Sought Safe-havens in Light of Rise in Virus Cases

DJIA Dove 1,000 Pts as Investors Sought Safe-havens in Light of Rise in Virus Cases

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $MCSI $XAU $VXX Monday, Wall Street’s 3 major stock market indexes fell as investors moved to safe-havens after a rise in coronavirus cases outside China caused worries about the global economic impact of a potential pandemic. Note: WHO removed pandemic from the virus’ and downgraded to emergency Sunday. Wall Street’s 3 […]

ETFs the Key Driver for Gold’s Gains Over the Last Year

ETFs the Key Driver for Gold’s Gains Over the Last Year

$GLD $IAU $XAU Gold ETFs are the go-to choice to easily and quickly gain exposure to the precious Yellow metal. According to DataTrek research, ETF investors have been a Key driver of the 18.4% full-year gainer in gold prices, even as global demand for the precious Yellow metal dipped 1%. The data suggested that the […]

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

$XAU $GLD $SPY $SPX The S&P 500 posted a record high Wednesday at +37.10, or 1.1% at 3334.69 The reverse side of market optimism was the correction of safe-havens such as JPY and Gold. The JPY declined against the Buck, lead USDJPY to its highs in a 1. wks near 109.50, showing a rebound from the 200-Day SMA. Gold dropped […]

Gold Prices Higher Following Fed Rate Decision

Gold Prices Higher Following Fed Rate Decision

$XAU $GLD Gold prices ended higher Wednesday following the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged. The Fed said that job gains have been solid, but inflation remains below the Fed’s 2% objective. The Fed said that household spending is rising at a moderate rate. The Fed will continue to assess the appropriate path of […]

Gold & Silver: Not a Top, but a Mid-Cycle Correction

Gold & Silver: Not a Top, but a Mid-Cycle Correction

$XAU, $GLD, $XAG, $SLV, $USD Gold’s entered a gentle climb North after marking the 12 November lows. It was not until the Thursday before Christmas when prices verified a cyclical breakout. The initial breakout surge is slowing as the precious Yellow metal enters a mid-cycle correction. Key support is between 1520 – 1540. Once completed, […]

Gold Prices Surge, Bullion Nears 1600 oz.

Gold Prices Surge, Bullion Nears 1600 oz.

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $XAG, $USD, $NEM Gold rods to its highest mark since Y 2013 in the US session Monday, as rising tensions in the Middle East drives demand for havens, with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) seeing more room to run. Palladium, the most precious, extended gains to a fresh record. Bullion neared 1,600 oz after […]

2020: FAANGS, the Dream Investments Across the World

2020: FAANGS, the Dream Investments Across the World

$FB, $AMZN, $AAPL, $NFLX, $GOOGL After a difficult end to Y 2018, when the group was hammered alongside the broader market the large-cap tech stocks came roaring back  The stocks commonly called the FAANGs: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, have posted impressive gainers through the years, with all now worth many times their IPO […]

Gold 2020: Prices Rise as the USD Falls

Gold 2020: Prices Rise as the USD Falls

$XAU, $GLD, $USD Gold prices moves higher as USD eases, and an Iranian-backed militia stormed the US Embassy in the Iraqi capital Tuesday. US short term yields moved lower weighing on the interest rate differential, which put downward pressure on the Buck and paved the way for higher gold prices. Technical Analysis: Gold prices moved […]

The Collector’s Car Market 2019

The Collector’s Car Market 2019

After several discussions with experts in the vintage, classic and special interest collector sector, we learned that buyers are not feeling the need to rush into the market as it has cooled. Today’s buyers are said to be people interested in cars for what they actually are, rather than cars representing another alternative investment asset […]

Gold Breaks Out, Hedge Funds Add to Long Positions

Gold Breaks Out, Hedge Funds Add to Long Positions

$XAU, $GLD, $USD Gold prices broke out Tuesday during this holiday shorted session pushing through the December highs despite a stronger USD and unchanged US yields. There was very little data to drive prices following Monday’s US Durable goods orders which was weaker than expected and a downgrade in projected US GDP by the Atlanta […]

There is a Gold Rush on, Here are Our Plays…

There is a Gold Rush on, Here are Our Plays…

$XAU, $SLV, $GOLD, $NEM, $AGGFF, $FNV, $RGLD, $PAAS The smart money has already started and gold prices are up, breaking through 6 year highs. Gold miners are having an incredible year. And if a crash comes, getting gold into your portfolio is absolutely Key With all that in mind, here are five companies gold investors should […]

Some Places in the US Will Pay You to Move There

Some Places in the US Will Pay You to Move There

It is no secret that California’s affordable housing crisis and worsening wildfire season are driving some residents out of The Golden State. But in case you need an extra incentive to leave, the here a list of cities and states that are paying people to move in. Those places include: Vermont, whose Remote Worker Grant Program funds grants of up […]

US Pending Home Sales Reached 21-Month High in September

US Pending Home Sales Reached 21-Month High in September

The US housing market is still benefiting from lower mortgage rates, as more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in September. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that its pending home sales index rose 1.5% from August to September to 108.7, its highest level since December 2017. Measured Y-Y, pending home sales have risen 3.9%. Home […]

What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $OIL, $USO, $VXX Wall Street closed lower, Crude Oil prices spiked after attack in Saudi Arabia The attack knocked about 5.7-M BPD out of production, leading to the biggest 1-day gainer in WTI Crude Oil ($62.88/bbl, +$8.00, +14.6%) since Y 2008. Saudi Arabia expected to restore about 33% of lost production […]

Tame Producer Inflation Supports Case for Another Fed Rate Cut in September

Tame Producer Inflation Supports Case for Another Fed Rate Cut in September

US producer prices increased moderately in July, lifted by a rebound in the cost of energy products, while underlying producer inflation retreated, which could allow the Fed to cut interest rates again next month. The benign inflation report from the Labor Department on Friday could boost expectations for a half-percentage-point cut at the Fed’s 17-18 Sept. policy […]

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US new home sales rose in June, but remained below sales marked earlier this year, suggesting low mortgage rates and a healthy job market are not encouraging many more purchases. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales increased 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000. That is up from 604,000 in […]

Fed Calls for Halt of Facebook’s Libra Token

Fed Calls for Halt of Facebook’s Libra Token

$FB, $BTC, $BTCUSD FLASH: Fed Chairman’s comments on Libra hammers Bitcoin price Wednesday, Fed Chairman Powell said that Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) plan to build a digital currency called Libra “cannot go forward” until serious concerns are addressed, comments that pressured the project and hammered the price of Bitcoin (BTC). The strong comments from the most powerful […]

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

$XAU, $GLD, $USD President Trump continues his relentless attacks against the Fed and their strong dollar Tuesday with his most recent Tweets: “This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting US at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way too high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t […]

Second-Hand Car Prices Rise

Second-Hand Car Prices Rise

In the June 2019 Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services note after abnormally strong March and April performances, the used vehicle market cooled slightly in May, although the month’s performance was better than historic May figures. As a result, the J.D. Power Valuation Services’ Seasonally Adjusted Used Vehicle Price […]

Fed Should Read Market, Cut Rates Now

Fed Should Read Market, Cut Rates Now

Economist and author Art Laffer, the architect behind the Reagan tax cuts that ushered in an era of economic prosperity for a generation, said the Federal Reserve should read market signs of falling bond yields and lower short-term interest rates and slash short-term interest rates. The bond market is signaling an increasing likelihood of the […]

Bitcoin’s (BTCUSD) Rally Cheers Some, Worries Others

Bitcoin’s (BTCUSD) Rally Cheers Some, Worries Others

$BTCUSD Tuesday, Bitcoin (BTCUSD) hit its highest mark in 10 months, raising hopes among cryptocurrency fans of greater mainstream acceptance, but others urged investor caution. Bitcoin, which lost 75% of its value in Y 2018, has soared by 24% since Friday and more than 2X’d in price so far this year. Currently Bitcoin is trading […]

Gold Looks Cheap in Here, Central Banks are Key Buyers

Gold Looks Cheap in Here, Central Banks are Key Buyers

$GLD, $XAU, $EUR, $USD FLASH: Gold prices could still surge 20% this year as precious-metal investors and speculators are right to believe in a bright future for the commodity. One international guru told Barron’s that he considers gold at current marks of just below $1,300 oz a “bargain.” His price target for the year is […]

Hot US Housing Markets Cool

Hot US Housing Markets Cool

FLASH: Buyers in the tightest US housing markets got what they have been waiting for, inventory, but instead of sales rising as a result, they are falling. In Salt Lake City, where listings rose 53% in March from a year earlier, transactions fell 21%, the biggest decliner in the country, according to a report from […]

Corporate Earnings Beating Expectations Again This Season

Corporate Earnings Beating Expectations Again This Season

$SPY Corporate earnings results of this reporting season are beating expectations by a wide margin, suggesting that the S&P 500 (SPY) will avoid a “profit recession” this year because predicted economic bad news has failed to materialize. That is a reversal of the outlook from a few months ago, when the Y 2019 profit outlook […]

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

$USO, $OIL FLASH: Crude Oil prices rose about 1% Friday, posting their biggest Quarterly rise in 10 years, as US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela as well as OPEC-led supply cuts overshadowed concerns over a slowing global economy. The May ICE Brent Crude Oil futures contract, which expired Friday, gained 57c, or 0.8%, to settle […]

Petra Diamonds Unearthed a 425-carat Rock at Cullinan

Petra Diamonds Unearthed a 425-carat Rock at Cullinan

$PDMDF, $RIO Shares in Petra Diamonds (LON:PDL, OTCMKT:PDMDF) jumped more than 8% Friday after the miner announced it had dug up a 425.1 carat, D-color, Type II gem quality diamond at its iconic Cullinan mine in South Africa. The discovery comes less than a month after Petra found a 100.83 carat gem-quality white diamond at the […]

President Trump’s Team Split Over Iran Oil Waivers Ahead Of Next Deadline

President Trump’s Team Split Over Iran Oil Waivers Ahead Of Next Deadline

$USO, $OIL FLASH: This dust-up could get very ‘ugly’ US President Trump’s national security team is deeply divided over whether to let a small group of countries keep buying Iranian Crude Oil after a US deadline on sanctions waivers expires in May. . The division is primarily between John Bolton’s National Security Council and Michael […]

Places You Did Not Think You Could Afford to Visit But Can

Places You Did Not Think You Could Afford to Visit But Can

We have all set our sights set on destinations well beyond our budgets. And often dream holidays can often seem frustratingly elusive, and cannot be turn them into realities. But, your next trip might not be as expensive as you think. As many exotic destinations are actually surprisingly affordable when you look into the details. […]

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

$GLD, $USD, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY What we have been seeing over the past few years is that confidence in government is fading and the price of Gold is rising. Some current examples The UK House of Commons voted 413-202 last week to delay Britain’s exit from the EU. Despite resounding defeats, Prime Minister Theresa May […]

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

US consumers expect prices to rise more slowly, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a decline in inflation expectations in February that likely reinforces policymakers’ reluctance to hike rates. It showed 1 and 3 year ahead inflation expectations were down 0.2 percentage points to 2.8% last month, with sharp declines in expected […]

Vacation in Winter, It Is Cheaper

Vacation in Winter, It Is Cheaper

When you travel in the Winter places are emptier and the pace is slower, and prices are cheaper These are the things that greatly enhance your ability to really enjoy the local culture. For tourists who list natural beauty as a priority for traveling, I would say Winter has just as much to offer as […]

Fed Must “Tread Carefully” Not to Damage Economy

Fed Must “Tread Carefully” Not to Damage Economy

The Fed’s interest rate increase in December tipped monetary policy into a restrictive setting that may be pushing the economy farther from one of the Fed’s Key goals, James Bullard, President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, said last week. Mr. Bullard, in remarks to reporters after an appearance at St. Cloud State University […]

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Trump to Meet with China’s President Xi to Seal US-China Trade Deal Thursday, President Trump said he will meet with Chinese President Xi soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as the top US trade negotiator reported “substantial progress” in 2 days of high-level talks. President […]

Inflation Muted, Fed ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Hikes

Inflation Muted, Fed ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Hikes

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices fell last month on a steep fall in gasoline prices suggesting that inflation will remain tame in the coming months. The Labor Department said that the producer price index, which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer fell 0.2% in December from the prior month. The drop […]

Gold Miners Happy Price Taps at $1,300 oz

Gold Miners Happy Price Taps at $1,300 oz

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $AAPL Miners see Gold prices moving higher in 2019 December’s holiday cheer is carrying into Y 2019 for Gold-mining companies. A gauge of mining shares is extending gains after its best December since the financial crisis as investors flee to safe-haven assets amid a slump in the broader equities market and a […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike $BTCUSD The pessimistic sentiment around Bitcoin (BTC) prices saw the number of shorts spike to a 6-week high Thursday. Bitcoin is on track to post its biggest annual price drop on record. That would change only if prices rise above $5,959. The symmetrical triangle breakdown favors a drop to $3,474. […]

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to cut taxes and boost France’s growth, now 1.5 yrs after he came into power, he is facing violent protests over rising taxes, a high cost of living and policies some say favor the rich. A country’s economic indicators don’t always match the […]

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some investors get scared when the stock market falls, but there is always the other side of that action. When selling happens, stocks are on sale. The recent Southside action can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for a while. The Key […]

Bitcoin (BTC) +15% Driving Market Value of Cryptocurrencies Due North

Bitcoin (BTC) +15% Driving Market Value of Cryptocurrencies Due North

Bitcoin (BTC) +15% Driving Market Value of Cryptocurrencies Due North $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Wednesday, all digital currency prices spike due North, with most major coins/token recording double-digital gainers. Bitcoin, BTCUSD, the world’s #1 digital currency, was trading at $4,370.30, up 15% since Tuesday at 5:00p. ET on the Kraken exchange and on track for its best day in […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Gets Positive Signal From NYSE’s Chairman

Bitcoin (BTC) Gets Positive Signal From NYSE’s Chairman

Bitcoin (BTC) Gets Positive Signal From NYSE’s Chairman $BTCUSD, $ICE The correction is the market had been healthy Bitcoin has seen a deep dive in price over the 11 months, but the CEO of one of the world’s biggest exchange operators is not deterred from entering the cryptocurrency space. Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE) […]

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low $OIL, $USO, $UNG, $UGA US President Donald Trump sent out a Tweet thanking Saudi Arabia for lower worldwide Crude Oil prices Wednesday after receiving widespread criticism for his declaration that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aka MbS would not be punished even if he did order […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Dives to 420 Day Lows, More to Go

Bitcoin (BTC) Dives to 420 Day Lows, More to Go

Bitcoin (BTC) Dives to 420 Day Lows, More to Go $BTCUSD The price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell below it technical support at $4,000 for the 1st time Saturday, 24 November since 27 September of Y 2017. At around 16:20 UTC Saturday, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization sank to an average price across exchanges […]

Bitcoin (BTC) More Southside Action Ahead

Bitcoin (BTC) More Southside Action Ahead

Bitcoin (BTC) More Southside Action Ahead $BTCUSD After the pause at Thanksgiving, the crypto currency selloff has resumed with all major coins and alt coins trading lower Friday and on track to log their 3rd consecutive weekly declineer. Bitcoin, BTCUSD, +1.41%  the world’s largest cryptocurrency, was last changing hands at $4,259.80, down 3.8% since 5 p.m. Eastern Time […]

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate When this year’s holiday weekend discussion turns to the US economy, which it may, you need to be primed correctly. Whether your relatives want to talk about the job market as casual observers or parse Fed actions like superNerds, we have prepared rebuttals for some of Y 2018’s […]

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets $USO, $OIL, $UGA, $USD US Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent dive in Crude Oil prices. While this fall in Crude Oil prices does not yet match the Ys 2014-2016 fall to $26 bbl, the current decline should soon […]

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!”

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!”

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!” $USO, $OIL Wednesday, President Donald Trump Tweeted thanking Saudi Arabia for lower worldwide Crude Oil prices. “Oil prices getting lower. Great!” President Trump wrote. “Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” The Tweet […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

The Strong US Economy Continues to Grow

The Strong US Economy Continues to Grow

The Strong US Economy is Continues to Grow The strong US economy is continuing to grow at a 2.9% annualized rate in Q-4, following the latest economic data, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Friday. This was unchanged from the pace for Q-4 GDP Atlanta Fed’s GDP program calculated on  2 November. The nowcast […]

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